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Sullivan University Health Information Management Association degree program granted accreditation

The Sullivan University Health Information Management Associate Degree Program has been granted programmatic accreditation by The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).   The programmatic accreditation in the fast-growing field of health information management provides graduates the opportunity to demonstrate to employers that they have attended a university that adheres

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services Becomes Baptist Health Floyd

After months of transition work, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services officially became part of Baptist Health at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. The new name of the organization is Baptist Health Floyd. The binding asset purchase agreement was signed at the end of June and was approved by the Floyd County Commissioners,

Sullivan University Health Information Management Association degree program granted accreditation

The Sullivan University Health Information Management Associate Degree Program has been granted programmatic accreditation by The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).   The programmatic accreditation in the fast-growing field of health information management provides graduates the opportunity to demonstrate to employers that they have attended a university that adheres

AHCA and the negative impact it will have on our community

By Martin Padgett Our country’s healthcare system is in the midst of a massive upheaval. Never before have we witnessed such challenges that will impact both the type of care our community receives and the ability of our local hospital to continue providing the high-quality care that we know each of you have come to

Stites & Harbison Promotes Five Attorneys

Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that five attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2017.  The new Members (Partners) include: Amy Baker – Atlanta office – Real Estate & Banking Service Group Baker’s practice focuses primarily on commercial real estate transactions and secured lending.  Her practice includes the representation of national,

Government Affairs

Medical Review Panels – A New Day for Healthcare in Kentucky

By Kathryn A. Eckert and Amber K. Knouff Starting in July, practitioners may be asked to sign for mail from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and open this to discover a “Proposed Complaint.” Thanks to a new and sweeping effort at reform in healthcare in the Commonwealth, Kentucky healthcare providers now need to

Healthcare issues in the upcoming elections

By Ben Keeton After a brief delay, the primary elections are official and we can move our attention to the upcoming general elections in November.  While we can feel a bit of relief from the campaign commercials, the next several months are important as the candidates present their vision for the future of Kentucky.  Healthcare

Features

Is your compliance program effective?

OIG publishes compliance program metrics for healthcare and beyond. By Rene Savarise On March 27, 2017, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a resource guide for measuring compliance program effectiveness aptly titled “Measuring Compliance Program effectiveness: A Resource Guide.” The resource guide, the result of collaboration between the OIG and the Health Care Compliance Association, contains over 400 performance measures. The assessment tool set out in the

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